Government auctions are a great way to snag a retiring cop cruiser on the cheap, and being owned and run by the feds, you better believe it’s going to have records of every oil change, spark plug, and water pump that went into the damn thing. Nevertheless, it’s always best to remain objective, because even though it’s being sold by the United States government, that doesn’t mean it hasn’t been thrashed. The competition at these things can also be pretty fierce at times (cab companies love old Crown Vics), so if cop cruisers and confiscated drug trafficking cars aren’t your thing, there are probably other options out there for you, like public auctions.

But that doesn’t mean there still aren’t good deals to be had at local auctions, because as intimidating as it may sound, there’s a reason dedicated bidders still show up to these things every week. You just have to remain skeptical and attentive if you want to take home the right ride, because you never know what might show up, and by using these 10 tips, you might land a gem.


LARGE  ESTATE & CONSIGNMENT AUCTION  SATURDAY MARCH 9TH  2019 AT 3 PM 435 PEACE ST AUXVASSE MO AT FARLEY'S AUCTION CENTER STARTING AT 3 PM  INSIDE HEATED FARLEY'S AUCTION CENTER WE ACCEPT CONSIGNMENTS ON MONDAYS & TUESDAYS 8 TILL NOON EACH DAY. PLEASE CALL BEFORE YOU COME BECAUSE WE FILL UP FAST. WE HAVE AUCTIONS EVERY WEEK AT FARLEY'S AUCTION CENTER. THANKS   [ View Full Listing ] 

Treasury Department Auctions:  The other agency very active in holding auctions is the Treasury Department, with roughly 300 sales per year. Treasury often offers in-person previews in California, Florida, New Jersey and Texas. Treasury auctions off "property forfeited as a result of violations of federal law enforced by the Department of Treasury or nonpayment of Internal Revenue Service taxes," according to its website. There are many categories of goods, including concrete items like antiques and coins but also less tangible property like stocks and patents. 

You can find some information online, on government websites which will let you search your area for a particular vehicle. These sites are not limited to cars, either. You can find SUVs, trucks and motorcycles on many of them too. Doing a ZIP code search and choosing a specific model will show you all the vehicles within a certain distance from you. Police specific auctions can be found by other websites like gov-auctions, which tells you when and where the local auctions will take place.
The Mishawaka Police Department utilizes the services of Propertyroom.com to auction off all of our abandoned, stolen, lawfully seized, or unclaimed property of every kind and description, remaining unclaimed for 30 days or more. This is an ongoing auction available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Items being auctioned include electronics, jewelry, clothing, bicycles, tools, sporting equipment and other items.
DFW AUCTIONS UNLIMITED HIGH END KAUFMAN RANCH HOUSE LIQUIDATIONDFW Auctions Unlimited Closing Thursday03/21/2019 07:00 pm CST2w 4dActiveAuction Location: 3725 US-175 Frontage Rd., Kaufman, TX 75142 / Phone: 817-500-6511Distance: 55.12 miles from 76053Computers & Electronics, Tools & Hardware, Housewares & Home Decor, Toys & Games, Sports & Outdoors, Lawn & Garden, Glassware, Vintage & Antiques, Silver & Gold, Furniture, Estate Liquidation, Appliances, Music...
BSCAmerica has been offering superior auto auctions for 60 years and has owned and operated the Tallahassee Auto Auction since 1995. In addition to weekly dealer auctions at our Tallahassee and Bel Air Auto Auction locations, BSCAmerica offers salvage auctions, public auctions, and powersports auctions. Because we offer a great variety of remarketing options, dealer auction cars move quickly and at the best possible prices. Contact us at 850-878-6200 to learn more about our auto auctions.
Automobiles, which are auctioned in US government car auctions, come from Internal Revenue Service, US Customs Service and US Marshall Service along with other government agencies. The cars in these local vehicle auctions are bided for the best price and then sold off. It is only a matter of right information in relation to the schedules and cars, which can help you in walking off with the best deal from these vehicle auctions.
I returned home wishing I had never gone to this auction, because as someone trying to get over his junky-vehicle hoarding tendencies, I’m not strong enough to handle this kind of temptation. Sure, many of these cars were junk, but they were dirt cheap. And since most were impounded for some sort of driving infraction, there’s a decent chance they move under their own power.

This site advertises auctions of seized Real Property for sale throughout the United States and Puerto Rico and includes single and multi-family residences; commercial and residential land; commercial buildings and warehouses; and operating businesses. These properties have been seized and forfeited due to violations of federal laws enforced by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Participating enforcement agencies include: IRS-Criminal Investigations Division, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the U.S. Secret Service. All proceeds from the sale of property are deposited in the U.S. Treasury Asset Forfeiture Fund. This fund helps support continued law enforcement efforts and provide restitution to crime victims.

After over 40 years as a family owned restaurant and staple of Golden the owners of The Briarwood Inn have decided to move on to other life adventures. This public online auction to include: heating and cooking equipment, roll in convection oven, refrigeration, plating and catering for large banquets, smallwares, dining tables and chairs, bar equipment, wine cellar racks, chandeliers, imported antiques, patio furniture, fountains, outdoor lighting, sheds and a Large digital outdoor street sign.


The Proceeds of Crime Act now allows for a court to confiscate any goods that a person can not legally account for. There are many thousands of such court orders issued each year, and items that can not be returned to their legal owner are auctioned off at local auction houses all over the UK at Proceeds of Crime auctions as featured in the BBC documentary series Ill Gotten Gains. Police auctions are an established route used by regional police forces across the country to dispose of proceeds of crime, lost and found, seized, and unclaimed stolen and confiscated property.
Private sources. In addition to these free government sites, you can use private sites. These sites provide information about federal and local government auctions. Gov-Auctions gives you access to both federal and state auctions. The sites charge a one-time fee of $39.00 for access to their information. Having all auctions on one site can be helpful. If you are launching a serious car search or buy auction cars on a frequent basis, paying to use this site might make financial sense
Pickup trucks, service trucks, bucket trucks, digger derricks, SUVs, ATVs, cars, trailers, forklifts, cranes, construction equipment and more are selling at public auction in Concord, North Carolina (Charlotte area). Click Here To See The Equipment J.J. Kane Associates Inc. 7499 – Joseph Kane – 7476, Robert Haag – 6636 & Michael Whitebread 7494    [ View Full Listing ]
Dealers Auto Auction of Murfreesboro is ready for the tax rush and we are stacking them deep this week with over 400+ units!! We know you love those new car trades and there will be plenty in our lanes this Wednesday from Harold Matthews Nissan, Lexus of Cool Springs and many more! City Fleet Lease will also have a run of 50+ this week! Join us at 1:45 pm and get ready to BID!!
Remember, you aren’t allowed to drive these vehicles, but you are granted access to them prior to the auction, and getting up close can reveal all kinds of hidden maladies. Look for things like paint overspray, uneven sheet metal, compromised suspension components, undercarriage rust, and anything else that looks out of place. Interior aroma is another major thing to watch out for, so be wary of things like gasoline aromas and mildew, because even though they may dissipate eventually, there’s a strong chance they represent a much larger issue.
Complete Liquidation Auction By Order of Secured Creditor.  Public online auction will include: Hypertherm CNC Plasma Cutting System w/ Table, Scotchman Automatic Horizontal Bandsaw, Baxter Verticut Automatic Horizontal Bandsaw, Large Assortment Of Miller Welders, Pandjiris Welding Positioning Tables, Shop Equipment, Ingersoll Rand & Sullair Towable Air Compressors, Gooseneck Trailer, Ford Flatbed Truck, Airless Paint Sprayers, Power Tools, Welding Tables & Wire, Oster Pipe Threader, Power Rollers, Much More!!
If you want to buy goods at or below cost, look no further than the U.S. government. Federal and state agencies sell nearly anything you can think of: cars, boats, jewelry, antiques, artwork, aircraft, real estate, houses, clothing, electronics, tools, furniture and medical equipment. The government sells surplus merchandise it no longer needs and items it obtains when it seizes property from criminals or forecloses on homes.
Eastway Wrecker auctions North Carolina DWI Seized Vehicles, NCDOR Seized Property, and MORE!! DWI seized vehicle proceeds benefit local school board agencies. Preview of vehicles is 8:00AM-10:00AM the morning of the auction. Auction begins at 10:00AM. THIS IS A GREAT PLACE TO GET A GREAT DEAL ON A GREAT CAR!!! We look forward to seeing you!NCAF #9063 NCAL #9164 NCAL #9169    [ View Full Listing ]

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Lot: 1000 - Numismatic Related Books & Auction Catalogs 7 Books & Auction Catalogs, Numismatics related. Private & Fractional Gold 1) California Coiners and Assayers 2)California Gold, Dollars,Half Dollars,Quarter Dollars 3)Adams' Official Premium List of U.S. Private and Territorial Gold Coins Lot: 1001 - Carson City Mint History Group (63959) 2 VHS tapes, 2 Gold Coins   [ View Full Listing ]
Auction by Order of the City of Lakewood Finance for non-payment of taxes. The public online auction will included: Blodgett Double deck Pizza Oven, Griddle, Fryer, Hot Plate, Walk-In Refrigerator, Prep Units, Reach-In Freezer, Ice Maker, Hobart 60qt Mixer, Hobart Slicer, Stainless Steel Sinks, Stainless Steel Tables, Tables & Chairs, Smallwares and More!
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ONLINE ONLY GALLERY AUCTION Vintage & Modern Die Cast Toy Collection Bidding is open now Bidding Starts Ending Wednesday, March 13th 7:00 pm CentralTo Enter Auction Click Here! THIS ONLINE ONLY AUCTION Held at our auction gallery 421 E Stevenson Rd Ottawa IL 61350 Preview at the gallery Wednesday March 13th 10:00 am-4:00 pm Pick up dates Thursday   [ View Full Listing ]
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This site advertises auctions of seized Real Property for sale throughout the United States and Puerto Rico and includes single and multi-family residences; commercial and residential land; commercial buildings and warehouses; and operating businesses. These properties have been seized and forfeited due to violations of federal laws enforced by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Participating enforcement agencies include: IRS-Criminal Investigations Division, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the U.S. Secret Service. All proceeds from the sale of property are deposited in the U.S. Treasury Asset Forfeiture Fund. This fund helps support continued law enforcement efforts and provide restitution to crime victims.
Dealers Auto Auction of Jackson is ready for tax season with three lanes running this week!! Our featured dealer Tuesday morning is the Gray Daniels Auto Family with 50+ vehicles!! There will be 25+ special consignment units running directly after them. Kicking off lane 2 this week is Roger Dabbs Chevrolet with 20+ units, all sold under the hammer with no “ifs”!! And if you need an...

From our early days as an online police auction site, there was one piece of property & evidence that we did not touch – firearms. However, recently for many states and jurisdictions it has become a requirement, and even mandated, for law enforcement agencies to auction off their seized, forfeited and unclaimed firearms just as they do with other parts of the property and evidence room.

DFW AUCTIONS UNLIMITED HIGH END KAUFMAN RANCH HOUSE LIQUIDATIONDFW Auctions Unlimited Closing Thursday03/21/2019 07:00 pm CST2w 4dActiveAuction Location: 3725 US-175 Frontage Rd., Kaufman, TX 75142 / Phone: 817-500-6511Distance: 55.12 miles from 76053Computers & Electronics, Tools & Hardware, Housewares & Home Decor, Toys & Games, Sports & Outdoors, Lawn & Garden, Glassware, Vintage & Antiques, Silver & Gold, Furniture, Estate Liquidation, Appliances, Music...
Over the years, we’ve built long-standing relationships with our customers, ranging from large financial institutions to small local dealers. We gladly tailor our auto auction services to each of our clients, providing just the right type and amount of support. From transportation and reconditioning, to promotion and inventory, and even to marshaling and other specialty services, we make sure our buyers and sellers are well taken care of throughout the dealer auction process.
We are a premier full-service private auction company liquidating property seized by police and federal agencies, property from abandoned safe deposit boxes, seized bank assets, bankruptcies, financial institutions, business inventory liquidations, and other consignors. Our firm conducts traditional live auctions throughout the year at various locations across the country, as well as auctions on the Internet. Please see our schedule of upcoming auctions for further details.
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